Jay A

Lives in United States NY, United States
Works as a Photographer
Joined on May 17, 2004

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  • Anyone comparing these two cameras by viewing images online is not going to see the advantages of the X1D. Large prints WILL show the differences. I have been using the X1D for about 2 weeks now ...
  • I am using ACR but I don't apply any sharpening until I get the image into Photoshop and not until the very last step. GFX files seem to need an amount of about 70 unsharp mask before the image ...
  • Not sure where the extra sharpening from the GFX is happening but if I apply the same amount in unsharp mask in Photoshop, the GFX files produce substantially sharper images than the Hasselblad. ...
  • Just an update. I did a lot of testing with the 45 at various unsharp mask and smart sharpen levels. What I found is that the lens just needs a much higher level than those lenses from my other ...
  • OK so you ARE using post processing sharpening. Well I can get the images to look superb but only if I work with them a lot more in post than with other files from A7Rii, D810 etc. I just did a ...
  • When you look at the results of what you get with these XCD lenses, do you judge based on out of camera results or after doing some post processing? I am finding that out of camera results have ...
  • I wouldn't say the corner sharpness of the 45 is bad, I am just saying that when I did a side by side comparison with the Fuji lenses, I saw a little bit of softness with the 45 in comparison. The ...
  • Have worked with both... I've shot with the Hasselblad 45 and 90 and the Fuji 63, 120 and 32-64 zoom. Fuji 32-64 is an amazing lens, clearly the best zoom I have ever shot with (and I have shot ...
  • No, I never shot with the 50-110 nor any zoom meant for MF other than the Fuji. So my only reference is a lot of full frame lenses over the years. I hear an awful lot of claims that lens X or lens ...
  • I am extremely critical when it comes to judging lenses, have owned tons of lenses dating back to the 60s and have never really owned a zoom that I was real happy with until this one. It is by far ...
  • Thanks again for the comments.
  • Interesting, thank you so much for your help. Makes me almost wonder whether an investment in a color temp meter might make sense. I used to use one long ago when I had to use slide film in ...
  • Does the image look too blue when viewed on screen with the ACR setting at "as shot" (4800k)? When you process, do you normally just leave everything at auto in ACR and make adjustments by eye?
  • No, when set to daylight, "as shot" always comes out at 4800k in ACR and the result is too blue/cyan. If I switch ACR to daylight it is either good or a bit warm. If I use the slider and set it ...
  • Do you know where the camera itself generates this info from? If I set the camera to daylight white balance, shouldn't the EXIF be reporting something higher than 5000k? Or is what it reports a ...
  • Thanks Jim. Very interesting. Any idea why in my instance this would say 4800k instead of 5250? Even if I change the values in the picked WB setting (such as go -2 red) it still comes up at 4800. ...
  • No, definitely not. It's not subtle at all. Can someone do me a favor if you own the GFX? Import a RAW file into ACR and tell me what kelvin is listed at the dialog box which has the "as shot" ...
  • Replied in GFX moire
    One thing that has surprised me about the GFX is that I have yet to see any moire whatsoever in any of my shots. I did expect to but so far I have not. I have done some shots of cars showing ...
  • So if I've selected "daylight" in the camera, why would "as shot" in ACR show 4600k and why would switching over to "daylight" in ACR change anything? It almost seems as though the camera thinks ...
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